Music (MUSC)

MUSC 0890. Recital Attendance (0) 

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 1001. Introduction to Music Theory (3) 

Introduction to and extensive work with the elements of musical notation, reading, and execution relating to pitch, rhythm and tonality. Basic aural skills training in listening, solfege, sight singing and dictation is included. Does not apply toward the music major or minor.

Prerequisites: MAUD with a score of 1

MUSC 1002. Music Fundamentals (3) 

A beginning study in reading, notation, and execution of fundamentals of music relating to pitch, rhythm. and tonality. The course is intended for non-music majors and is open to all students. May not be counted for credit towards fulfillment of any major or minor curriculum in music.

MUSC 1011. Music Theory I (3) 

Study of diatonic melodic and harmonic structures and introduction to harmonic progression and voice leading. Completion of MUSC 1002 or equivalent experience recommended prior to enrollment in this course.

Restrictions: Performing Arts

MUSC 1012. Music Theory II (3) 

Harmonic progression; writing with first and second inversion triads; non-harmonic tones, cadences, phrases, and periods; uses of diatonic seventh chords. Binary and Ternary forms.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1011 or MUSC 1001

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 1100. Music Appreciation (3) 

An introduction to music history, music literature, and critical listening skills.

MUSC 1111. Aural Skills I (1) 

Studies in interval recognition, triad and seventh chord recognition of basic elements of rhythm. Sight-singing, exercises in rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 1112. Aural Skills II (1) 

Continued work in sight-singing, dictation; elementary work in improvisation.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1111

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 1151. Class Piano I (1) 

This course is for students entering with deficiencies in keyboard ability. Does not apply toward the major.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 1152. Class Piano II (1) 

This course is for students entering with deficiencies in keyboard ability. Does not apply toward the major.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1151

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 1310. Class Voice (1) 

Group instruction in vocal performance.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 1330. Class Guitar (1) 

Group instruction in guitar.

MUSC 1500. Applied Music Secondary (1) 

Private secondary lessons in voice, piano and other instruments.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1710 (may be taken concurrently) or MUSC 3410 (may be taken concurrently)

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 1710. Major Ensemble (1) 

This course provides opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to perform in ensemble that are varied both in size and nature. Successful audition required.

Prerequisites: MAUD with a score of 1

MUSC 1771. Diction for Singers I (1) 

Introduction to International Phoenetic Alphabet as a preliminary to study of pronunciation of the major languages of Wester art music, and study of the pronunciation of Ecclesiastical Latin, standard Italian, and standard broadcast American English using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2011. Music Theory III (3) 

Secondary functions; modulations. Modal mixture, Neapolitan sixths, altered dominants. Fugue, variation and rondo forms.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1012

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2012. Music Theory IV (3) 

Augmented sixth chords, enharmonic modulation. Analytic work in a variety of 20th Century repertories. Sonata form.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2011

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2101. Music Appreciation (3) 

A study of various forms and styles of music through history listening to recordings, reading, and concert attendance designed to develop the skills of perceptive listening. Critical thinking and communication skills are emphasized.

MUSC 2111. Aural Skills III (1) 

Advanced work in sight-singing, rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic dictation.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1112

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2112. Aural Skills IV (1) 

This course develops in the student the ability to read at sight with fluency, in addition to elementary work in improvisation.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2111

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2151. Class Piano III (1) 

Intermediate piano skills for students needing additional applied piano skills and including those with a piano concentration. Develops skills in sight-reading, score-reading, accompanying, harmonization, transposition, and basic keyboard harmony. Open to music majors only.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1152

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2152. Class Piano IV (1) 

Intermediate piano skills for students needing additional applied piano skills and including those with a piano concentration. Develops skills in sight-reading, score reading, accompanying, harmonization, transposition and basic keyboard harmony. Open to Music majors only.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2151

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2301. Introduction to World Music (3) 

A study of selected non western music cultures, past and present, introducing a variety of musical concepts and styles from around the world, reflecting the inter- relationships between musical styles and the cultures in which they are created and interpreted. Critical Thinking and communication skills are emphasized.

MUSC 2400. Applied Music Secondary (1) 

Study in music performance in the student's major performance area. Student expected to perform a cross-section of music from the complete repertory of the particular performance medium, and develop technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression at an appropriate level. Open only to music majors or by approval of the department head.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2500. Applied Music Primary (1-2) 

Study in music performance in the student's major area. Students are expected to perform a cross-section of music from the complete repertory of the particular performance medium, and develop technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression at an appropriate level.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1710 (may be taken concurrently) or MUSC 3410 (may be taken concurrently)

Restrictions: Performing Arts

MUSC 2771. Diction for Singers II (1) 

Study of the pronunciation of standard stage German (Buhnendeutsch), and classical artistic French (style soutenu) using the international Phonetic Alphabet, with a brief introduction to other issues of singing diction, such as Austro-German Latin.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1771

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 2900. Intro. to Music Ed. and Tech. (2) 

This course is designed to introduce students to real-life music education through structured observation of and interaction with local music educators. Students will also become familiar with technology, professional journals, and other resources specifics to music education.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1012

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3102. History of Popular Music (3) 

This course offers an overview of American popular music, exploring formal and stylistic origins of various genres and examining connections between popular music and traditional forms.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1102

MUSC 3150. Keyboard Harmony (2) 

The development of advanced piano skills for piano performance majors and others who wish to develop more sophisticated keyboard skills beyond the degree requirements will be covered. Continued work in sight- reading, score-reading (open choral score and orchestral score), accompanying, harmonization, transposition, figured bass and improvisation as well as increased velocity in scale and arpeggio playing.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2152

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3220. Intro to Music Technology (3) 

Introduction to recent development in musical technology, including analog and digital synthesizers, computer notation programs, MIDI, and digital sampling. Basic work in analog and digital recording.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2011

MUSC 3310. Intro Music Industry Studies (3) 

This course will provide an introductory overview of the commercial music industry, including its history and development within the context of the production of multiple popular and traditional styles. The course explores how the music industry has developed in the United States. Students will consider how music (as well as musicians) has evolved into

Prerequisites: MUSC 1012

MUSC 3410. Major Ensemble (1) 

This course provides opportunity for student to demonstrate the ability to perform in ensemble that are varied both in size and nature. Successful audition required.

Prerequisites: MAUD with a score of 1

MUSC 3431. Choral Conducting Techniques (1) 

This course will cover concepts, principles, and the practice of conducting, including rehearsal techniques and score study, primarily in choral settings.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2011

MUSC 3432. Instr. Conducting Techniques (1) 

This course covers principles and practice of conducting, including rehearsal techniques and score study, for instrumental ensembles.

Prerequisites: MUSC 3431

MUSC 3450. String Methods and Materials (1) 

Learning to play an instrument from the string family. Learning teaching methods and materials. Observation in the public schools.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2012

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3451. Brass Methods and Materials (1) 

Methods and Materials of playing and teaching brass instruments. Evaluation of methods and materials.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2012

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3452. Percussion Meth and Materials (1) 

Methods and materials of playing and teaching percussion instruments. Evaluation of methods and materials.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2011

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3453. Woodwind Methods and Materials (1) 

Methods and materials of playing and teaching woodwind instruments. Evaluation of methods and materials.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2011

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3510. Chamber Ensembles (1) 

Performance in small chamber ensembles appropriate to student's major performance area.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3550. Accompanying (1) 

Development of technical and musical skills necessary to accompany vocalists and instrumentalists. Performance in small chamber ensembles appropriate to student's major performance area.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3570. Music Drama Workshop (1) 

This course grants credit for performance in a staged production of music drama. This course provides students with the opportunity to study and apply the techniques of effective performance in all forms of music drama intended for theatrical, rather than concert, performance.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3614. Music History Survey I (3) 

Survey of Western music from antiquity through 1750.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2011 and ENGL 1102

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3615. Music History Survey II (3) 

Survey of Western music from 1750 to present.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2011 and ENGL 1102

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3720. Art Song Literature (3) 

A study of the literature of solo song, with particular attention to the national styles of solo song with piano accompaniment from 1800 to the present.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1012

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3730. Piano Literature (3) 

Survey of standard keyboard literature for piano. Emphasizes style analysis, performance-practice problems, and editions.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1012 or MUSI 113

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3820. Improvisation (1) 

Practical work in improvising in a variety of music styles.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2011

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3890. Junior Recital (0) 

This is course is a transcript marker indicating that a committee of faculty have approved the student's junior recital.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3910. Elementary Music Methods (3) 

Principles and techniques for teaching music to children K through 8. Includes musical development of the young, program goals and content, methods, and assessment strategies.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2900

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 3970. Form and Analysis (3) 

Introduction to standard musical forms, including sectional forms, fugue and canon, sonata and sonatina forms, hybrid forms such as first-movement concerto form, sonata- rondo etc.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2012 or MUSI 203

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 4310. Artist and Concert Management (3) 

This course explores the evolving nature of the music industry as it relates to live performances. Students will explore copyright law, contract law, publicity, marketing, and promotions within the context of the touring artist and the performance event.

Prerequisites: MUSC 3310

MUSC 4400. Applied Music BM Music Ed (1) 

Study in music performance in the student's major performance area.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2500

MUSC 4430. Advanced Conducting (2) 

Advanced study in conducting, rehearsal techniques, and score reading.

Prerequisites: MUSC 3430 or MUSI 340

MUSC 4500. Applied Music (1-2) 

Study in music performance in the student's performance area.

Prerequisites: (MUSC 1710 or MUSC 3410)

Restrictions: Performing Arts

MUSC 4530. Musical Theatre (3) 

A study of New Music Theatre forms including but not limited to the American Musical.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 4700. Vocal Pedagogy (3) 

A study of the human voice, its registers, classification of voices, method of practicing, analysis, style, and selection of literature. Work in vocal pedagogy lab.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1012 or MUSI 113

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 4710. Piano Pedagogy (3) 

A study of current trends and methods used in teaching private and group piano lessons. Special emphasis on technical problems and appropriate literature.

Prerequisites: MUSC 1012 or MUSI 113

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 4800. Selected Topics in Music I (3) 

An exploration of various topics in music usually in a seminar format.

MUSC 4801. Selected Topics in Music II (3) 

An exploration of various topics in music usually in a seminar format.

MUSC 4802. Selected Topics in Music III (3) 

An exploration of various topics in music usually in a seminar format.

MUSC 4900. Independent Study (1-3) 

A directed program of reading, research, service, and/or performance under the close direction of a faculty member.

MUSC 4910. Choral Methods and Lit. (2) 

Designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of choral techniques and literature. Students will study practical conducting strategies while acquiring the knowledge of choral repertoire suitable to public school settings.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2900 or MUSC 3430 or MUSC 3911

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 4922. Inst. Methods and Materials I (2) 

Methods and materials of teaching instrumental music. Evaluation of methods and materials.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2012

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 4923. Inst. Methods and Materials II (2) 

Methods and Materials of teaching elementary instrumental music. Evaluation and implementation of methods and materials.

Prerequisites: MUSC 2900 or MUSC 3910

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 4930. Student Teaching (12) 

Full-time supervised teaching of music in school settings. To be taken during the student's final semester of the program.

Prerequisites: MUSC 4920

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts

MUSC 4990. Music Capstone (3) 

A major final project (performance and/or research based, significant internship experience, etc.) for the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Normally taken in the student's last semester of study.

Restrictions: Music - General, Music - General, Performing Arts